If you’ve never given much thought to different resume formats, chances are that your resume is currently in the chronological format (sample below). This is the most commonly used type. It lists your work history in reverse chronological order (with your most recent work history listed at the top).
Download the chronological resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or read the example below.
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Chronological Resume Example (Text Version)
Jennifer Elliot 1890 Grant Street Cleveland, OH 44109 555-123-1234 email@example.com
Analytical and detail-oriented legal professional leveraging recent JD training and 6 years of law office experience to excel as a Junior Associate Attorney with an established law firm. Well-versed in federal, state, and municipal court filing processes, rules, and deadlines, with direct experience in commercial litigation and specialized training in e-Discovery methodologies. Unparalleled multitasking and time management skills, deftly managing heavy caseloads from initial client intake through all phases of discovery, drafting, pretrial, trial, and appeal.
US District Court, Cleveland, OH Law Clerk Intern, 2018-Present
- Serve as Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
-Perform legal research; draft bench orders, opinions, and memos, carefully verifying accuracy of all citations.
- Communicate with counsel to confirm deadlines and address case management issues.
- Use advanced verbal and written Spanish skills as court translator when warranted.
Hatchett, Garner, and Winn Attorneys, Cleveland, OH Paralegal, 2012-2018
Skillfully managed caseload of ~70 ongoing cases for national law firm specializing in commercial litigation. Scheduled and facilitated client interviews, performed legal research, prepared documents and exhibits for trial, and ensured timely submission of all pleadings and court filings.
-Proactively earned Certified E-Discovery Specialist certification from ACEDS.
- Researched, acquired, and trained firm’s attorneys in use of Symantec eDiscovery Platform.
- Entrusted by senior partners to prepare firm records for inspection during IT and cybersecurity audits.
- Served as Vice President of regional paralegal association (2014 to 2016).
Education and Credentials
Juris Doctor (JD), anticipated 2019 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, OH
Associate of Applied Business in Paralegal-Legal Assisting, 2012 Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS), 2016
Technical Proficiencies: Microsoft Office Suite, LexisNexis Concordance, Symantec eDiscovery Platform, Westlaw, MyCase Legal Practice Management Software, Clio, and Photoshop.